Malmö Upcycling Service reuses materials like brick, glass and sheet metal to make household objects while reducing manufacturing waste

Swedish company Malmö Upcycling Service created a collection of home accessories called “Odds & Ends” that reuses waste from six different industries, incorporating leftover materials like brick, glass, acrylic, stone and sheet metal from Swedish manufacturers. Malmö designed the aesthetic of the items to play up their recycled origins rather than conceal them: the pieces are minimal and functional in appearance, and are made to be taken apart easily and repurposed yet again one day.

The range of decorative objects, including household items like coffee tables, mirrors and vases, debuted at Iceland's DesignMarch festival this month as part of a larger show dedicated to the use of waste materials in the making of new objects. The point of the upcycled collection is not only to practice sustainability and reduce waste, but also to shift perceptions on wasted materials in general, encouraging companies and consumers alike to view them as a resource for high-end product design.

Malmö Upcycling Service


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Swedish company Malmö Upcycling Service created a collection of home accessories called “Odds & Ends” that reuses waste from six different industries, incorporating leftover materials like brick, glass, acrylic, stone and sheet metal from Swedish manufacturers. Malmö designed the aesthetic of the items to play up their recycled origins rather than conceal them: the pieces are minimal and functional in appearance, and are made to be taken apart easily and repurposed yet again one day.